When you think about musicians with tattoos, teen sensation Justin Bieber is probably not the first — nor the hundredth — to come to mind. Yet on Monday (May 17), photos emerged showing the young singer getting, and then sporting, a small tattoo on his torso.
Two photos are making the rounds: one is a shot of Bieber sitting in a tattoo parlor, shirt pulled up, with the tattoo artist finishing up his work. The other finds him playing on a beach in Sydney, Australia, with the tattoo visible on his pelvis.
According to the photographic evidence, the tattoo is of a small bird in flight. And while Bieber's reps had not commented on the matter at press time, the agency that supplied the photo said the inking took place in March, the tattoo is part of a Bieber family tradition and that his dad, Jeremy Bieber, was alongside Justin when he got the ink at the Son of a Gun tattoo parlor in Toronto. The senior Bieber then "showed his approval by giving a thumbs-up when they posed for a photo with staff."
Bieber's fans have already taken to Twitter to post their reactions to his ink.
"OMG!! U cant believe what I just read!!" treasure_girl8 wrote. "Justin Bieber has a tattoo on the left hip?!?!?! WHAT?? Is that true??"
"Whenever my dad tells me I'm a disappointment for having a tattoo, I will remind him that Justin Bieber, 16, has one," glass_passenger wrote.
StopJBFanWar said simply, "Justin Bieber has a tattoo? That's hot."
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